Peacefully, at Jessica’s House, Exeter on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 of Zurich, at the age of 85. Beloved wife of the late Herbert Klopp (2016). Dear mother of Diane Klopp, Paul and Heather Klopp all of Zurich, Linda and Bob Earle of London, Douglas Klopp of Zurich and Martha Klopp and Lloyd Hughes of Pickering. Loving grandmother of T.J. and Jocelyn Klopp, Andrew and Shannon Earle, Heidi Klopp and her fiancé Adam Blanchard and Jennifer and Sam Maclin. Very proud great-grandmother of William and Gavin Earle and Brinley and Carson Klopp. Special grandma to Natalie DePaepe. She will be sadly missed by her several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Orval and Irene (Schilbe) McClinchey and sister and brother-in-law Doreen and Glenn Webb.
Donna, over the many years, was involved with the Lutheran Church Woman, Blue Water Rest Home Auxiliary, Zurich Agricultural Society, Zurich Optimist, Blyth Thrashers Association, Huron Country Playhouse, Lutheran Youth Group, and volunteer driver for Adult Daycare. She and Herb wintered in Victoria, B.C. for almost 20 years and thoroughly enjoyed volunteering and spending time with their friends out west. Donna Joyce was a typical Stanley Township girl who did all expected of a woman raised on the Goshen; spring in the sugar bush, and feeding the hungry thrashers in the fall; from quilting, decorating a wedding cake to driving a tractor in the field; she turned her hand to anything as was expected by a country daughter, wife, and mother. She brought all of this to Hay Township when she married Herb and raised 5 children who they inspired to live every moment to the fullest and the importance of family. She championed us all and there was no better person in your corner than Donna Joyce. She will be missed.
Friends may call at Haskett Funeral Home, 49 Goshen Street, N., ZURICH, on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. The memorial service will be held at the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 23 Goshen Street, S., Zurich on Friday, April 26th at 11 AM. A private family interment will take place at a later date.
Donations to the Jessica’s House or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.